Afghan National Security Forces

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The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), also known as the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), were the military and internal security forces of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.[1][2]

Structure[edit]

The Afghan National Security Forces consisted of:

NATO special operations forces trained, advised and assisted the ANASOC, SMW and GCPSU who were collectively known as the Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF).[19][20][21] The ASSF was described as the "ANDSF’s primary offensive forces".[21]

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) was the state intelligence and security service and was part of the ANSF.[22][23] The NDS reported directly to the Office of President.[24]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ United States. Department of Defense 2020b, p. 18.
  2. ^ European Asylum Support Office 2020, p. 26.
  3. ^ United States. Department of Defense 2020b, p. 35.
  4. ^ United States. Department of Defense 2020b, pp. 38.
  5. ^ European Asylum Support Office 2020, p. 27.
  6. ^ United States. Department of Defense 2020b, pp. 41.
  7. ^ a b c d e Helmus 2015, p. 2.
  8. ^ Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction 2013, p. 24.
  9. ^ United States. Department of Defense 2020a, p. 75-76.
  10. ^ a b United States. Department of Defense 2020b, p. 40.
  11. ^ United States. Department of Defense 2020b, p. 45.
  12. ^ United States. Department of Defense 2020b, p. 54.
  13. ^ a b c d United States. Department of Defense 2020b, p. 58.
  14. ^ United States. Department of Defense 2020b, pp. 58–59.
  15. ^ a b c United States. Department of Defense 2020b, p. 59.
  16. ^ Helmus 2015, p. 3.
  17. ^ United States. Department of Defense 2020b, pp. 59–60.
  18. ^ a b United States. Department of Defense 2020b, p. 60.
  19. ^ United States. Department of Defense 2020b, p. 4.
  20. ^ Helmus 2015, p. 1.
  21. ^ a b Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction 2021, p. 75.
  22. ^ "Developing Afghan security forces". North Atlantic Treaty Organization. 3 December 2012. Archived from the original on 5 March 2013.
  23. ^ "Afghanistan (2017)". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. 24 April 2018. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018.
  24. ^ European Asylum Support Office 2020, pp. 35–36.

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